The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 36 32 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 21.82% 19.75% 32.80%
As % of the Vendors category 37.11% 35.56% 73.21%
Number of salaries quoted 35 25 41
Average salary £22,050 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £13,500 £22,800 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £51,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Vendors Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
97 90 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 58.79% 55.56% 44.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92 77 54
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +69.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Colchester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 22 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 17 (36.96%) C#
3 14 (30.43%) .NET
3 14 (30.43%) Windows
4 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 10 (21.74%) MySQL
6 9 (19.57%) Internet
6 9 (19.57%) Project Management
6 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
7 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
7 8 (17.39%) HTML
8 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
8 7 (15.22%) Web Development
8 7 (15.22%) Law
9 6 (13.04%) Legal
9 6 (13.04%) Degree
9 6 (13.04%) VB.NET
9 6 (13.04%) Linux
9 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio
9 6 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (10.87%) Digital Forensics
10 5 (10.87%) E-Discovery
10 5 (10.87%) Final Cut Pro
10 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
10 5 (10.87%) Android
10 5 (10.87%) Digital Media
10 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
10 5 (10.87%) Oracle
10 5 (10.87%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (8.70%) MS Office
4 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
1 1 (2.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Internet
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) SAN
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.74%) MySQL
3 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio
1 6 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Mockito
3 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.17%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.17%) JMeter
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) jMock
General
1 7 (15.22%) Law
2 6 (13.04%) Legal
3 5 (10.87%) Games
4 3 (6.52%) Finance
5 2 (4.35%) Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Advertising
6 1 (2.17%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (2.17%) French Language
6 1 (2.17%) Automotive
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Web Developer
2 10 (21.74%) .NET Developer
2 10 (21.74%) .NET Web Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Trainee Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Trainee Web Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Trainee
4 5 (10.87%) Forensic Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) C# Web Developer
5 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Support Assistant
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) HTML
3 4 (8.70%) jQuery
3 4 (8.70%) CSS
4 3 (6.52%) WPF
5 2 (4.35%) Silverlight
5 2 (4.35%) J2EE
5 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.35%) Spring
6 1 (2.17%) XMPP
6 1 (2.17%) Velocity
6 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) COM
6 1 (2.17%) SOAP
6 1 (2.17%) Struts
6 1 (2.17%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) XML
6 1 (2.17%) ODBC
6 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.87%) Digital Media
3 4 (8.70%) User Experience
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Clustering
4 3 (6.52%) Physics
5 2 (4.35%) Open Source
6 1 (2.17%) CUDA
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.04%) Linux
4 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
4 5 (10.87%) Android
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Project Management
2 7 (15.22%) Web Development
3 5 (10.87%) Computer Forensics
3 5 (10.87%) Digital Forensics
3 5 (10.87%) E-Discovery
4 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.70%) ITIL
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.35%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) MVC
6 2 (4.35%) Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.35%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.17%) Business Development
7 1 (2.17%) Test Management
7 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.17%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) C#
2 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.04%) VB.NET
4 5 (10.87%) MATLAB
5 4 (8.70%) C++
6 3 (6.52%) XAML
6 3 (6.52%) SQL
6 3 (6.52%) C
7 2 (4.35%) VB
7 2 (4.35%) Java
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) VCP4
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) MCP
3 1 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) WSUS
2 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle
1 5 (10.87%) Symbian
1 5 (10.87%) IBM
1 5 (10.87%) i2
1 5 (10.87%) Apple
2 4 (8.70%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) Sage
5 1 (2.17%) Novell
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Kaspersky
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